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United States Government Still Trying to Recover $1.2 Million from Johan Bruyneel

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The United States government is still trying to recover $1.2 million from Johan Bruyneel, who helmed Lance Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service team from 2000 to 2004.

Both Bruyneel and Armstrong were sued by the United States government for doping practices that violated their contract, resulting in one of the biggest scandals in the history of the sport.

Last year, the government reached a $5 million settlement with Armstrong, However, Bruyneel has continued to ignore the lawsuit since 2014, avoiding proceedings and refusing to accept documents from an attorney who was hired by the United States government to serve the Belgian at his home in Spain last year.

A $1.2 million default judgement was issued against Bruyneel last year, based on an estimated compensation he received from the U.S. Postal Service.  

In documents filed last month in Washington D.C, the United Sates government said, “Spanish counsel, using a notary, attempted to personally serve Bruyneel at his residence in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain with a copy of the documentation of these proceedings.”

“The Spanish Notary was able to confirm that the person answering the door at the residence was Bruyneel, but Bruyneel refused to accept the documents.”

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